When Omaha Public Schools teachers returned to school on August 8, many of them returned to buildings experiencing staff shortages, increased costs of supplies, and continued teacher burnout. A local startup, Alpaca (alpacapacks.com), has a simple solution for Omaha Public Schools experiencing staff shortages, increased costs of supplies, and continued teacher burnout: a subscription “pack” of needed supplies and appreciation, delivered to teachers every month to help ease the burden on teachers.
For Back to School, Alpaca has paired up with local foundations to launch Alpaca for All, a program that will match parent contributions dollar for dollar to provide supply packs of more than $50,000 worth of supplies for 700 teachers in 20 local schools, focusing on schools in underserved communities.
“At Alpaca, our goal is to elevate all educators. With Alpaca for All, every parent dollar helps teachers at your own school, as well as teachers at schools that might need a little more support. When parents, businesses, and community organizations come together, big things can happen for teachers,” remarks Karen Borchert, Alpaca’s founder and CEO.
Founded in 2022, Alpaca is an Omaha-based subscription service that makes it easy to support teachers. By offering parents a simple and straightforward way to make a difference in their communities, Alpaca elevates all teachers through monthly care packages of supplies and teacher appreciation, designed by teachers. Alpaca’s team works to support teacher satisfaction and well-being, giving them the supplies they need and the appreciation they deserve. To learn more, visit alpacapacks.com.